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Archive for June, 2009

Around Town : Publicolor's Stir, Spatter & Roll Event

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Last April I volunteered at Publicolor’s annual Stir, Splatter & Roll Benefit, a high-energy fundraiser that raises most of Publicolor’s program funds. Guests wore Tyvek jumpsuits and painted canvases alongside some of New York’s most talented artists, designers and architects. It turned out I wasn’t the only Martha person present. Gael Towey, our Chief Creative …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair

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Just a reminder if you are in the New York City area or if you want to make the trip – The Renegade Craft fair is this weekend both Saturday and Sunday from 11-7 in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  I have participated in the sale for the past few years and there is always a  great group …

Inspiration Board : Playful Silhouettes

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I know silhouettes are kind of everywhere now, but these playful twists on the classic profile are keeping my heart in it. I love the shot above by Tim Walker (whose very expensive book I did end up getting and am loving every inch of).   These puppets from Owly Shadow Puppets really capture the …

The Tale of Ted

TV Crafts : The Tale of Ted

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Ted is the beloved bear of set stylist and cookie decorator extraordinaire Daniele Boglivi Fiori. She has had him for many years and of course is very attached to him. Then one day Dani and her husband added a new member to their family, a sweet dog, most of the time, by the name of …

Make It : Hooray for Grads!

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It’s graduation time! From kindergartners to college students, you’re bound to run into graduates this time of year. Here’s a simple, money-holding card I made for a friend of mine… I stamped HOORAY with a glue ink pad and glittered it silver… The card is constructed like a matchbook… I punched out two shapes and …

Inspiration Board : In My Dreams

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I should have probably already known about these, but I just came across the Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils this weekend. They are stunning. I don’t use colored pencils a lot so even though they seem to get top marks all around for quality, I’m really just wooed by their look. I suggest making a …

Make It : Birthday Card

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Hi Everyone, A few weeks ago I received a beautiful birthday card from the crafts department and wanted to share it with all of you. Many of you know my love for everything sea related so it is no surprise I would love this card. The card was made using just a few tools and …

Contests & Prizes : Blog Header Winners!

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Thank you again to all who participated.  We were really overwhelmed with the great response.  The contest in the end was too close to call.  Congratulations to Lydia Fiedler (#2) and Heather Pudewa (#3).  We will be sending Crafts Encyclopedias to both of you…